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York wavers on federal grant help for Maine Coast after owner's OUI arrest

Following the arrest last weekend of York-based Maine Coast owner Tom Adams on an OUI charge, the town of York may reconsider its involvement in helping the lobster wholesaler secure a federal grant...

UNE, Kennebunk High School sign college transfer agreement

The University of New England and Kennebunk High School signed an agreement that enables high-performing KHS students who matriculate at UNE to earn college transfer credits, potentially enabling the...

Another Westbrook mixed-use property changes hands

Bernard Willimann, a Yarmouth resident who owns the management company Coastal Nest in Portland, is finding Westbrook to be a happening place for turning distressed properties into attractive rentals...

CashStar co-founder starts digital platform for local foods

Lori Valigra |

David Stone's sixth startup, Forager, aims to bring farmers and local grocers into the digital age by tracking everything from procurement to payment online, adding efficiency to a person-to-person...

Wicked success: Bob and Carmen Garver build their organic coffee business into a commercial hit

Renee Cordes |

Bob and Carmen Garver, the husband-and-wife team behind Wicked Joe Coffee and Bard Coffee in Portland, are the 2017 Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year in the small-business category.

Thinking strategically: Melissa Smith helps spur WEX to $1B milestone

James McCarthy |

WEX President and CEO Melissa Smith has presided over an impressive trajectory of yearly growth in the past four years, from $717.5 million in revenues for 2013 to $1.01 billion at the close of 2016.

Bayside Bowl completes multimillion-dollar expansion

Bayside Bowl has completed its 10-month, multimillion-dollar expansion in Portland that includes new amenities and a rooftop solar system.

Portland restaurant chefs, brewer named James Beard finalists


Two Portland chefs who also are co-owners of the Eventide Oyster Co. restaurant in Portland are finalists in the James Beard Foundation's 2017 “best chef in the Northeast” award. The...

Oakhurst drivers to proceed with class-action overtime suit

Renee Cordes |

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of five Maine truck drivers seeking to bring a class-action suit against Oakhurst Dairy over alleged unpaid overtime.

CEI parent sees total assets rise, slight income decline in 2016

Lori Valigra |

CEI reported total income for fiscal 2016 of $10.3 million, down from 2015's $10.7 million, but a rise in total assets to $86.6 million over last year's $86.35 million.